Thinking Maps Thinking Maps are a set of graphic organiser techniques used in both primary and secondary education. There are eight diagram types that are intended to correspond with eight different fundamental cognitive processes. They provide a common visual language designed to help students structure their thinking.
Circle Map Defining in Context or Brainstorming Can be used for: Brainstorming, diagnosing prior knowledge, Closure/review Topic Everything I know How or where did I learn this? Frame of reference
Capillary walls are just one cell thick Large diffusion gradient Myoglobin within the muscle cell has a much higher affinity for O2 than Hb Diameter of capillaries is very narrow The extensive network of capillaries surrounding the tissues Factors that ensure effective diffusion from muscles to tissues Distance for diffusion of oxygen and carbon dioxide is very short Oxygen travels from a high concentration to a low concentration Large surface area for exchange of gases Forces blood cells to travel in single file maximising the diffusion of gases across the cell wall It attracts oxygen towards it Effective diffusion from muscles to tissues
Bubble Map Describing (adjectives or adj. phrases only) Can be used for: Identifying and describing qualities, adjectives only!
The Bubble Map
Ralph- Lord of the Flies Ralph insensitive dismissive insightful leader tremulous logical pragmatic
Double Bubble Map Compare and contrast Can be used for: Compare and contrasting, could colour code the bubbles
The Double Bubble Map
Tree Map Classify, group, sort Can be used for: Classifying ideas, types of, Kinds of Title Subcategories Examples
Brace Map Part-whole relationships, structure Can be used for: Seeing and analysing whole to part relationships, physical objects only
Flow Map Sequence, order, cycles, etc Can be used for: sequencing and ordering information, plots, processes, chronology
The Flow Map
Multi-flow Map Cause and effect reasoning, Prediction Can be used for: ifthen, cause and effect, projecting consequences, analysing effects
Bridge Map Seeing analogies. Transferring similar relationships Can be used for: Seeing analogies, How can they be related? A is to B as C is to D A B C D Relationship factor:____________